How did you spend Thanksgiving? I spent mine practising yoga with a friend, pouring a few batches of candles for a restock, and getting a few shoots prepped for some upcoming content. Although I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, it does always feel like a pertinent time to reflect on what we’re grateful for, thankful for, and the things that bring us joy. Each is slightly different, but they weave together poetically, often so seamlessly you don’t even notice it. Despite having felt incredibly uncertain of myself lately, writing out these little joys has helped me feel more grounded this week. I encourage you to join me.
There’s a lot to be said for appreciating the smaller, not necessarily finer details of the everyday mundane. Here’s to another list of petite joys, the moments that’ve brought and woven poetry to my days, this fortnight:
一. Freshly melted wax, ready for blending.
二. Canvas totes filled to the brim of parcels waiting to be mailed out, and thinking: ‘We made those, and sold those!’
三. Our home, getting a little more festive each day. We’re hoping to hand-make some more Christmas decorations this weekend!
四. A spray of frost, lightly covering the lawn outdoors.
五. Celebrating Friendsgiving, and Turkey Day, with my Discord community!
六. Receiving a care package from my employers’, full of treats for the festive period.
七. When the oven timer goes off, a signal that your gooey, cheezy pasta bake is ready to dish up!
八. Unexpected mail (and phone calls) from friends you’ve not seen in months. No thanks to the pandemic.
九. A morning spent working on editorial briefs, an upcoming & Chai candle crackling beside me, whilst watching folklore: the lake house sessions.
十. How late autumn skies always look their most magnificent at 3.40pm, just before darkness paints the sky a precise hue of velvet black.
What’re some of your petite joys, lately?